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ciancia concealed in a bag. >> "he then approached tsa officer gerardo hernandez here who was standing there where those flowers are -- this is a prescreening area and shot him point blank, multiple times in the chest. he then got on this escalator." >> "the defendant is to then alleged to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officer, going up escalator and then coming back down that escalator, to return and shoot the wounded officer again." >> reporter: "at the top of the escalator is the security checkpoint. at some point, he wounded two additional t-s-a officers and one passenger. this is the other side of the security checkpoint from here the gunman made his way deep into terminal 3. cell phone video captured the chaos as he neared the passenger gates." >> "people were running and getting knocked down. there was luggage everywhere. mayhem is the best way to describe it." >> reporter: we're speeding up this video so you can see his path as he wound through the terminal making his way to the gate area. ciancia had five loaded magazines a host of unspent ammo enough, says the
at the tsa. the slain officer, 39-year-old gerardo hernandez is the first in tsa history to die in the line of duty. the father of two was always watching out for others and worried for them when his own home was robbed. >> he said be careful because people came in my house and got all kinds of stuff. i was told you have kids of him. it was nice of him. >> his brother indicated he received a text that he might do harm to himself. they spoke to his roommate and reported back that everything appears to be okay. abc news, los angeles. >> flight delays and cancellations continue. here in the bay area eight arriving plights were canceled. more than 1500 flights were affected by the shooting and investigation impacting 250,000 passengers so far. passengers flying 2 los angeles may experience delays and should check flight status before heading to the airport. a new details about the shooting suspect. 23-year-old paul ciancia. an unemployed motorcycle mechanic who moved to l.a. less than two years ago and carried at least five full 30-round magazines of ammunition and dressed in fatigues. he had a
. his name is girardo hernandez. he worked as behavior detection officer. his job was to identify possible terrorists. hernandez recently transferred from montana. the head of the tsa will visit with his family in los angeles tomorrow to express the agency's grief. this is the first time the t -- that a tsa officer has been on duty in the 12-year history. >>> now to the gunman. who is this guy and why did he snap targeting the tsa? sergio is looking into his background and is in the newsroom. >> you heard lilian mention the handwritten note. law enforcement says it describes anger at secretary general janet gnaw napolitano. the aim was to kill tsa employees and pigs. there were three letters, nwo. they believe it relates to a conspiracy their wrist group called the new world order and tonight we are learning the shooter's family sensed something was wrong early this morn just before today's shooting at l.a.x., across the country in the small town of pennsville, new jersey paul anthony's ciancia's family got a disturbing text. it was troubling enough that pennsville police chief an
at point-blank range at tsa officer gerardo hernandez. the document says ciancia then proceeded up an escalator. but when he saw the wounded officer move, he returned to his body, shooting hernandez again. >> he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty. >> reporter: anna hernandez married her husband on valentine's day 15 years ago. a father of two, he would have turned 40 next week. >> gerardo was a great man who always showed his love for our family. he was always there to help anyone in need. >> reporter: with passengers scrambling for their lives, court documents say ciancia opened fire on two other tsa officers and high school teacher brian ludmer. all three injured but alive with police in pursuit. the suspect made it over 100 yards deep into the terminal. he passed restaurants and magazine shops. this is where it all ended, in the middle of a busy terminal. shot multiple times, ciancia was taken into custody. his rifle, five magazine clips as well as a handwritten signed letter were all said to be recovered. >> we found a statement where he made a consc
news. >>> now to the latest in shooting at lax, gerardo hernandez is the first tsa agent to be killed in the line of duty. >> his sister said he was checking passports when he was shot. he died with from a gunshot wound to the chest. he's survived by his wife, son and daughter. this morning we are learning more about the suspect, 23-year-old unemployed mechanic paul ciancia. federal prosecutors have already filed murder charges and he could face the death penalty. police also believe someone dropped him off at the airport on friday. they want to find out who that was. here's abc7 news reporter alec stone with the latest. >> several prosecutors have filed murder charges against the suspected gunmen in the deadly shooting at los angeles international airport of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of four others. saturday night, 100-foot pylons were lit up over the airport in honor of him. his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the tsa officer who was shot and killed. >> two more tsa officer
about the officer who was killed. his name is herardo hernandez. he's 39-year-old. he works a behavior detection officer and his job was to identify possible terrorists. he had recently transferred from montana. head of the tsa will visit his family in los angeles today. it's the first time a tsa office every has been killed on duty in the agency's 12 years. more on the shooter. who is he? why did he snap? why was he targeting the tsa? we look into the gun man's background. >> reporter: in the small town of pennsville, new jersey, paul anthony ciancia's family got a disturbs text. it was troubling that allen cumming was called to the house. he said the text they received suggested the 23-year-old might kill himself. >> our procedure is someone is concerned about a family member, we call that local police department and do a well-being check and that's basically what we did. it came back he wasn't home. >> l. a. p. d. officers won't his home and talked to his roommates. they said the 23-year-old just left but seemed to be fine. >> he was a nice guy, a little loner, introverted, but noth
hernandez is the first tsa agent to be killed in the line of duty. >> his sister said he was at the front counter checking passports when he was shot. he died from a gunshot wound to the chest. he's survived by his wife, son and daughter. this morning we are learning more about the suspect, 23-year-old unemployed mechanic paul ciancia. federal prosecutors have already filed murder charges and he could face the death penalty. ciancia in is in the hospital and is unresponsive after he was shot in the head. here's david wright with the latest. >> the fbi said ciancia was dropped off at lax friday morning. in his bag a smith & wesson assault rifle like this one with five extra magazines fully loaded. the fbi alleges ciancia walked up to the tsa checkpoint and fired multiple shots at point-blank range at a tsa officers. >> in these circumstances, the defendant faces either maximum penalty of life without the possibility of parole, or the potential of the imposition of the death penalty. >> according to the complaint, as he moved up the escalator, he looked back at the wounded officer, who in v
international airport of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of several others. saturday night heights lit up over the airport in honor of him. his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the tsa officer who was shot and killed. >> two more tsa officers were wound when had 23-year-old paul ciancia took a rifle out of his bag friday morning and started firing. this shows the ensuing mayhem. the fbi is just one of the agencies investigating the shooting. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to make multiple tsa employees. >> and it could have been so much worse if officers had not chased the gun men through the airport terminal three. >> the fact they disabled the assailant within minutes was actually remarkable and saved untolleds lives. >> he remains in the hospital and the hospital says he remains unresponsive. the airport returned to normal operation saturday afternoon. alex stone, abc news, los angeles. >> one of the people cause in the crossfire was torrey bellacci. he's
tsa agent gerardo hernandez and wounding three others. >> you can keep up with the developments on the l.a.x. shooting with the abc7 news mobile app. download it for free. >>> the airport in birmingham, alabama is back open after a bomb threat. an employee found a note that indicated a bomb had been planted in the airport. police searched, but they found nothing. we learned more today about the sonoma county sheriff deputy who shot and killed a teenage boy. jeff westbrook claimed the deputy appeared agitated when he stopped him from make willing an unsafe lane change in august. westbrook said he asked him if he should move his bmw to a safer spot. >> i looked to grab the stick shift and when i looked back up there was a guy and he was screaming turn the vehicle off. at that point i said, sir, the vehicle is off. he repeatitively screamed the same thing. >> he said he would only draw his gun if he saw a need to do so. relatives of andy lopez will announce a federal civil lights lawsuit against the deputy. this woman is due to appear in court to face charges of killing two people
hernandez. investigators said ciancia proceeded up an escalator, but when hernandez appeared to move, he returned to shoot him again. police say he shoots tony grigsby and brian ludmer. once he was past security, police say he made his way down the long corridor. according to some reports, he went up to witnesses and said tsa. they shook their heads no and he kept going. ciancia was seen shooting several times. we now know ciancia lived in los angeles for over a year. law enforcement sources tell nbc news he legally purchased two gun from a target range not far from his home. in a moment, ciancia lashes out at the tsa saying his constitutional rights were violated and a mention of nwo which warns of a totalitarian one-world government. he sent a message to his family back in new jersey just before the rampage. his father was so worried, he asked to call l.a. authorities. >> he called my cell phone back. he said to me that i can't believe what i'm saying on tv. is this true? is this my son involved in the shooting? my reply to him was i heard the same thing, paul. i have not confirmed any
security administration officer 39-year-old gerardo hernandez was killed. two other tsa employees and a passenger were wounded. now, the suspect has no history of mental illness, but we do know that he texted his family saying he wasn't happy to the point where the suspect's father called lapd to check on his son. at that point it was too late. ciancia had already left for lax 45 minutes ago. reporting live at sfo. >> and a woman who knows ciancia believe the plot was days in the making. her voice has an altered to protect her identity. >> he asked one of the roommates if he could have a ride to the airport. he said that basically he was going back home. either that his dad was kind of sick and he had to deal with some family issues. so he also did mention what day he had to leave. >> investigators say one of the roommates did get ciancia a ride to the airport but was unaware of the not. the woman says ciancia rarely left the san fernando valley apartment since moving there last january. meanwhile, flights are back on schedule at alabama's largest airport after a threatening note
several people and taking the life of a tsa officer named gerardo hernandez, the first tsa officer to die in the line of duty since the agency was created in 2001. the suspected shooter, 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia, was charged this weekend with murder of a federal officer, and commission of violence at an international airport. after being shot at the scene of the crime, he remains in critical condition but is not believed to have suffered brain damage, allowing for the possibility he might be able to answer questions at some point. and while the entirety of his motive is yet to be known, he did have on him at the time a letter. which had language associated with the anti-government patriot movement, as well as some additional anti-government literature about a conspiracy to form a single global government. and for more, i'm joined by brand-new grio.com columnist, goldie taylor and founder of stop handgun violence, john rose en that will. i want to start with you, goldie. we have this once again confluence of we don't really know what the motives are, but there was this literature o
hernandez. passengers during all of this hid inside restrooms, many poured out on to the tarmac. there was bloodshed and chaos that filled the terminal. investigators were able to shut down the terminal. 167,000 passengers here at lax, the third busiest in the country were affected by this. the terminal today remains shut down although the other terminals are operational. it was chaos and confusion all day yesterday, lester. but the suspect is in custody, lester. >> miguel almaguer at lax. thank you. >>> pete williams has more on the investigation into the suspect and also a possible motive. he's with us from washington. pete, what can you tell us? >> i can tell you, erica, that federal officials are going through this person's background hoping to find out what led him to take a rifle and over 100 rounds of ammunition to the airport. they say paul anthony ciancia, age 23, originally from new jersey, was carrying some radical antigovernment written material they describe as harshly critical of the federal government in general and tsa in particular and in the airport they say he
. >> the tsa officer killed has been identitied as a 39-year- old g era ldo hernandez. he is the first tsa officer to be killed in the line of duty. the head of that agency plans to pleat with his family later today. >>> investigators found a note on the suspect where he reportedly said he expected to die in a shoot out. he was also upset at the former homeland secretary. his note also accuses the tsa of violating his rights the effect of that shooting is still being felt nationwide. we are live at sfo with the check on the local impact. >> reporter: there are canceled flights and delays to deal with here and at other airports. some airlines are more impacted than others. we are standing in front of the virgin america ticket counter here. virgin america operates in and out of terminal three in los angeles at lax. that is where the shooting happened. we talked to several passengers here this morning, checking in whose flights were delayed or canceled. there was a 6:30 a.m. flight that was scrapped. the 11 and 8:00 a.m. flights have been delayed by a couple of hours. for many hours los angel
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